Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poetry A-Z

I love a good writing exercise and this one was a lot of fun.  I wrote a 26 line poem (to use the term loosely) using the alphabet.   You could do it too...or you could do some other sort of acrostic, like the letters of your name or whatever!  

Almost the weekend,
Banking on it now....
Clock watching, calender peering,
Don't do it!
Everyone knows that
Fortune laughs,
Grins, giggles,
Has itself a chuckle
If it catches you
Just watching and waiting,
Killing precious time,
Lurking instead of participating.
Make an effort!
No sitting back
Only observing.
Partake of life!
Quit? Never.
Renew what is yours,
Soul and spirit.
Tenacity will provide
Vision and shall
Welcome the figurative
X-ray of your being.
You know...

Hope you are having a good Thursday.  I am trying :-)

PS- I found that drawing online and it couldn't be more perfect.   I love it.  Now it is MINE.  haha! comes from HERE.  Credit where credits is due and all that...  but the poem is mine :-D


Tara said...

Wow, great job with that exercise!! You must've read my mind because I am clock watching and calender peering. I have to work till 8:30pm tonight.

Thank you for the alphabetical poem! :)

Pamela said...

That's great!!!!

FW said...

Good poem, I can see how that might have been a fun exercise.

Ananda girl said...

Well done! And it touches a chord in me as well.

Churlita said...

Very nice. I'm so not a poet. I love to read them, I just don't know how to write them.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

That was funtastic.. Love the little cartoon too..

laura b. said...

Tara: Thanks it was fun. I guess we are all subject to a little clock watching :-)

Pamela: Thank you.

FW: Yes, it really was. I often need a thing to get me started.

Ananda: Does it? That is always so nice to hear.

Churlita: Well, I would never claim to know how to write poetry, but I pretend from time to time.

Mrs: Aw, thanks! And isn't that cute? :-)

Sebastien said...

Fantastic poem! what a great idea, I need to do something with this idea with drawings. Probably something insane. You will get no credit. I never give credit. Stealing is important in the art world. We are sharks :)

By the way, a friend of my mind just turned me on to the fact that Tim Burton has a 'children's' book, something about an oyster boy and other short poems. Looks very cool. Has been out for years. Why am I always late to the party? I guess I'm never invited.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: Ah yes, the cut throat world of art. I completely understand.

I had forgotten all about that book until you mentioned it! The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories! I am chagrined to find that my library does not carry it and that will definitely have to be remedied. I'm so glad you said something. I am so going to take that as an invitation to the party...better late than never!!!

L. 'Ailina Laranang said...

Heh heh...You ARE sharp. I was wondering what you were going to do with the 'X' & the 'Z'. You did not disappoint!

laura b. said...

Ailina: Aw! Thank you! I like a good word game.